Living in Shipton

Useful information and external links to support you living in Shipton.

Parish Council

The Parish Council meets on the third Thursday of the month at New Beaconsfield Hall at 7.30pm.  Members of public are welcome to attend and there is time set aside for public comments and questions.

During August and December a planning and finance meeting only is held. This is not necessarily held on the third Thursday.

Dates of Parish Council Meetings for 2018/9:

16th August 2018
20th September 2018
18th October 2018
15th November 2018
December: Planning and finance meeting to be arranged
17th January 2019
21st February 2019
21st March 2019

 Click here for Meetings dates 2019-20

Blocked Drains and Potholes

Blocked and overflowing drains can be reported on along with potholes.

If you do report a blocked drain please also inform the parish clerk so the Council can keep a record of them.


New bus service from Witney to Chipping Norton

This runs on Mondays to Fridays and starts on 12th February 2018

Click here and here for the amended timetable, starting on 16th April 2018.



Has been prepared to help local residents respond to major local incidents.
Download the plan


Much of Shipton is designated a Conservation Area. All developments in the area are subject to specific additional conditions and all established trees in the area are subject to tree preservation orders. For details on how these conditions might affect you please consult the WODC planning regulations site.


A defibrillator unit is located on the exterior of the New Beaconsfield Hall on the east side next to the car park. This is accessed under the guidance of a 999 call who will give you the access code and guide you through the process of using it.

A second defibrillator is located in the phone box on Fiddler’s Hill.

Please see 

for training videos on basic life support and use of an AED


No appointment necessary – this is a walk-in service. Open Monday to Friday 5.00pm to 9.00pm, Weekends & Bank Holidays 10.00am to 9.00pm
To treat minor injuries & illnesses that cannot be treated at home including wounds which require closing or dressing and infections which require antibiotics.

Burns & Scalds – Bites & Stings – Cuts, Bruises & Sprains, Ear, Throat & Urine Infections – and much more!

Chipping Norton First Aid Unit
Rear of Chipping Norton War Memorial Community Hospital
Russell Way (off London Road), Chipping Norton OX7 5FA


This is a walk in service, no appointment necessary
Open seven days a week, 10.00am to 10.30pm.
Out Patients Department
Witney Community Hospital
Welch Way
Witney OX28 6JJ
Tel: 01608 648262


From October, West Oxfordshire residents will be able to put the majority of recycling items that are currently placed in black boxes, all together into a wheelie bin.

Glass, however, will still need to be placed in a black box as it has to be collected separately.

A new kerbside collection for small electrical items will be introduced when the new service starts.

In line with most other councils, recycling collections will become fortnightly and will alternate with the general household rubbish collection.

Food waste will continue to be collected weekly.

Recycling materials that will be collected in wheelie bins:
Cardboard, paper, plastics, foil, cartons, aerosols, food tins, drink cans

Separated materials:
Glass will be collected separately. The Council will continue to collect batteries, textiles and cooking oil separately.